Mr Agustín Duarte > Beccar Varela > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

Beccar Varela
EDIFICIO REPÚBLICA, TUCUMÁN 1, 3RD FLOOR
C1049AAA CIUDAD AUTÓNOMA DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina

Work Department

  • Insurance and reinsurance law
  • Corporate law
  • Litigation and class actions
  • Liability and tort law
  • Consumer law

Position

He is senior associate of Beccar Varela. His practice areas include insurance and reinsurance law, where he advises clients in regulatory, corporate and litigation matters. Agustín also has broad expertise in corporate law, liability and tort law, and consumer law.

Career

Agustín Luis Duarte has been an attorney of Beccar Varela since 2005, where he works in the Insurance Law Department.

Agustín has represented clients in transactions such as the formation and sale of insurance companies, and the transfer and sale of customer portfolios. He daily assists insurers and brokers in their interactions with the governmental agencies, and represents clients in judicial proceedings related to major accidents and class actions.

Languages

He speaks Spanish and English.

Memberships

He is a member of the Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal (Buenos Aires Bar Association), the International Bar Association, and the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA).

Education

He received his law degree from Universidad Católica Argentina (2000) and obtained his LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (Dallas, USA, 2014-15). In addition, he worked as a foreign counselor at Hunton & Williams LLP (Miami, USA, 2015).

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Insurance

According to sources, Beccar Varela’s team demonstrates ‘very strong potential’ due to its ‘excellent technical ability’. The practice is active across a wide scope of insurance lines — including general, annuity, life and surety bonds — and has recently undertaken work for RSA Group and Toyota Compañía Financiera Argentina, among others. On the non-contentious side, the team advises on the formation and sale of insurance companies, portfolio transfers and sales, product approvals and general regulatory matters. It also handles insurance litigation and class actions. Department head Daniel Seoane displays ‘excellent knowledge of insurance law and corporate matters’ and brings to bear strong in-house experience following roles at Royal & Sun Alliance Seguros Argentina and Suramericana. Advisory partner Juan Pablo Chevallier-Boutell is also very experienced. Agustín Duarte is a capable senior associate.